Tanzania’s economy rises by 7.2 % in Q2

PUBLISHED: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:38:29 GMT

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Tanzania’s economy grew by 7.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, up from 6.1 percent in the same period a year ago, buoyed by growth in construction, mining and communications sectors, official data showed on Sunday.

In the first quarter of 2019, the East African nation’s GDP grew by 6.6 percent, according to the state-run National Bureau of Statistics.

Reporting by Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala; Editing by Maggie Fick

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